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Since 1946, Chez-Del Home Furnishings & Interior Design has sought to provide beautiful design for every room. Through 70 years and 3 generations, the DelMedico family has brought hand-selected furniture, custom interior design work, and more to customers throughout Ohio.

Located in Akron, 25 minutes away from most Cleveland and Canton suburbs, Chez-Del is more than just Ohio’s destination for unique and personalized home decor. From a living room in Akron to a country club in Florida, our design professionals offer their expertise to residential and commercial customers across the country.

Chez-Del today has grown and evolved from our immigrant grandmother’s dream. What began in her small basement was taken over by her son Vince Sr., and then handed down to current co-owners and siblings Tim DelMedico, Vince DelMedico, Jr. and Jackie Paparella. Our showroom is now home to 3 floors of inspiration: your 25,000 square foot one-stop destination for all your furnishing, decor, and design needs.

Design Team

Anne Gorey - Vice President of Interior Design

Anne has been an Interior Designer for Chez-Del Interiors for 25 years. As a designer, Anne’s goal is to create an environment in your home that is warm, inviting, and easy to entertain guests. By incorporating exquisite furniture, accessories, and window treatments that reflect your personal lifestyle, she can create an enduring, one-of-a-kind design for each client.

Establishing a friendly, trustworthy relationship with clients has been the key to Anne’s success in completing large scale projects. Always readily available, she assists clients  every step of the way to completion.

Karen Carpenter

Karen began her career as an independent designer following her completion of the Interior Design program at Kent State University in 2004. Karen has established a strong client base here at Chez-Del Interiors, concentrating on residential designs from construction through final finishes, furnishings and accessory details. Karen strives to and enjoys building a good relationship with her clients, developing a deep understanding of their needs and style, and putting her skills to work to make ideas come to life.

William Getz

William is a 1969 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. A design professional since 1972, William joined Chez-Del Interiors in 1996. Besides being involved in all facets of residential design, he has an extensive background in contract design ranging from small private offices to multi-member firms, country clubs, and various other facilities. Though largely based in Ohio, William has also completed projects from Chicago to Florida.

Becky Harrell, ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)

Becky began her career many years ago dressing windows, and quickly realized her passion for staging and design. Dedicated to designing spaces that reflect the way her clients use their space, Becky creates fresh, innovative looks with just a bit of whimsy. Her design style will always leave you smiling. For one sofa or an entire home, she can offer you wonderful options and help you coordinate and complete a home you want to come home to. 

Laura S. Shannon

My love of art began as a child.  I have always been artistic and enjoy working with color, pattern, shapes, and especially people.  I really enjoy the interaction I have with my clients and helping them make their vision into a reality.  Over the years I have formed many client relationships, several of which I am still in contact with and consider to be good friends.

I hold two degrees from Kent State University.  In 1994, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in Graphic Design and in 1998, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design.  My career as an Interior Designer began sixteen years ago at the Ohio Design Centre in Beachwood, Ohio. I’ve had extensive experience over the years in kitchen design, commercial office design, and most recently as  an Interior Designer for a local high-end residential furniture store.

I am very excited to begin my newest chapter at Chez-Del Interiors. Please call me, email me or visit me at the beautiful Chez-Del Showroom today!

Sarah Wilson

With an eye for design and a deep commitment to outstanding personal service, Sarah finds working as a designer an amazing opportunity to connect with people and create spaces that inspire their lives. While working for a design build firm several years ago, she learned all aspects of design from concept to completion. Sarah has since has collaborated with clients locally and nationally on residential and commercial projects to create interiors that are both current and enduring.

Experienced in both traditional and contemporary interiors, she can translate a variety of clients’ styles into a balance of beauty, comfort and function.